W217816 Sigma-Aldrich

Butyl alcohol

natural, ≥99.5%, FCC, FG

Synonym: 1-Butanol, n-Butanol, Butyl alcohol

  • CAS Number 71-36-3

  • Linear Formula CH3(CH2)3OH

  • Molecular Weight 74.12

  •  FEMA Number 2178

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 969148

  •  EC Number 200-751-6

  •  Council of Europe no. 52c

  •  MDL number MFCD00002964

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24900891

  •  Flavis number 2.004



Related Categories A - D, A-B, A-D, Alphabetical Listings, Certified Food Grade Products,
grade   FG
reg. compliance   FCC
  FDA 21 CFR (117)
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
vapor density   2.55 (vs air)
assay   ≥99.5%
autoignition temp.   649 °F
expl. lim.   11.2 %
refractive index   n20/D 1.399(lit.)
bp   116-118 °C(lit.)
mp   −90 °C (lit.)
density   0.81 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   balsamic; sweet; whiskey
food allergen   no known allergens



1 kg in glass bottle

8 kg in steel drum

General description

Butyl alcohol is an aliphatic alcohol that can be used as a flavoring agent. It has been identified as one of the main volatile components of mushrooms.

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For R&D Use and/or Food Manufacturing only

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